Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso has signed a new ordinance prohibiting discrimination against health workers, carriers and patients under investigation (PUI) of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) amid reports of ill treatment of the said groups.

Ordinance No. 8624, or the “Anti-COVID-19 Discrimination Ordinance of 2020,” was signed by Domagoso on Thursday protecting those sectors from discrimination.

“In these trying times, families who are affected by this pandemic suffer severe anxiety and social humiliation,” said the ordinance’s preamble.

John Eric Mendoza/Manila Times